They are killing each other!!!

Discussion in 'Pheasants and Partridge (Chukar)' started by SuperPeacockman, May 7, 2011.

  1. SuperPeacockman

    SuperPeacockman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a bunch of pheasant chicks and they have been killing each other, as soon as they see blood they turn vicious. Is there anyway I can make them stop?
     
  2. Franzen Farms

    Franzen Farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Think dark (yes when they see blood they try to kill each other) use a dim red light not clear and don't let sunlight in when they are chicks. When mine are 5-6 weeks old we put peepers on them to put them outdoors in the big pen at 8 weeks old.
     
  3. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    Same As Franzens Says Also Space Is Key With Gamebirds And Maybe Lower The Temp Just A Tad
     
  4. kartking22

    kartking22 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Pheasants are very canibalistic. If you have an injured chick, they will peck at it till it is dead.
    One other option is to use blu-kote for any chick that has an injury. This is an antiseptic spray with a blue dye that deters the others from pecking. It is cheap, helps heal thier wounds, and most of all deters the other chicks from pecking.
     

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